James D Bryers
Independent senior design project. Prerequisite: BIOEN 401. Offered: AWSpS.
This course will provide an introduction to the basic structure and function of key biological molecules, polymers, and macromolecular assemblies utilized in molecular and cellular bioengineering. An emphasis will be placed on nucleic acids, proteins and lipids as biomimetic agents for use in contemporary bioengineering applications (e.g., molecular motors, biomaterial surface modification, gene/drug delivery, molecular medicine and tissue engineering). Genetic flow of information, recombinant DNA technology, nanotechnology and biotechnology as applied to bioengineering of molecules, cells, and animals will be investigated with specific examples from the literature. Laboratory exercises will reinforce critical concepts provided in lectures.
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